Last updated: July 10, 2014
"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature,which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright," Henry David Thoreau. After spending time in the 550 acres of forest roving, hiking, weeding and learning I have had several sparks of inspiration and moments of self-reflection. So many times I have not given myself ample time to think about what has happened in the past, appreciated what was going on or captured memories so I could remember in the future. Fortunately, through thisinternship I am challenged to deeply reflect on who I am and the importance of my actions.
Scott Miller provided a means of capturing moments of our time here. He taught us about film and media, and lent cameras to the interns so we can film throughout the summer. Through film I am able to slow down and focus on all the details in the park, picking apart the significance of every branch, vine, step, trail and view. After we film for a few weeks we will be able to edit the footage, recall and review what happened, and create an educational documentary to share with the public. I am excited to take on this project and can't wait to share the knowledge I learn with the community. Hopefully they will realize that the park service is a great place to for youth to get involved, a place to learn about history, nature and most importantly, themselves.